As part of the Princes Trust mentoring, we took some Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils to the Solicitors Regulation Authority at the Cube in the city centre. This was a really good experience for our pupils, in order to expose them to different job roles within the sector. Pupils were pleasantly surprised by what they observed and the activities that they completed. They were looking at different job roles within the Solicitors Regulation Authority, such as Human Resource Management, Business Management, Project Management, Forensic Investigation and Data Science. The pupils found it fascinating, as they hadn’t expected so many roles within one organisation, with qualifications and skills that fit into multiple roles. When they were told they didn’t necessarily need a law degree, and that there are other routes such as Apprenticeships, they were hooked even more. It was great to see pupils thrive in an environment that they are not used to.
The pupils were exemplary in their conduct. They were polite, professional and courteous with other professionals in the work place. They were a credit to themselves and the school.
The trip was good and I gained knowledge and got an opportunity to see the world of work. It was an amazing experience – Raisa Mirza (Y10)
It was a once in a lifetime experience and it made me more open minded about my future – Nirvana Robb (Y11)
It was an event whih illuminated my mind on what sort of wonderful opportunities there are. Before going on this trip, I had no idea on what to do in the future and this visit gave me a great idea and was a memorable trip – Mohammed HaiderAli (Y9)
It was an amazing opportunity for me to inspire me for my future aspects in life – YN (Y10)
My time at the SRA was brilliant. There was a constant cycle of both educational and interesting activities. The staff were brilliant and the coffee was great. Thank you for this experience – Sonny Carter (Y11)
The SRA is a multifaceted organisation that provides a myriad of job opportunities, with optimistic staff who were willing to dive into the various sectors of operations, and were very efficient and capable – Dami Womiloju (Y11)